Join UCCE's Grain Cropping Systems Specialist, Mark Lundy next week (11 a.m. on November 6th, 2020) for a presentation on nitrogen management in California Small Grains (hosted by the California Wheat Commission and Golden State Grains).
Dr. Lundy will review methods of measuring soil and plant nitrogen status. This will include some of the decision-making tools being developed by UC agronomists, and discuss methods and strategies for nitrogen management/ monitoring in California small grain rotations. Registration is free.
COLUSA COUNTY AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT Commissioner Greg Hinton Phone: 530-458-0580 100 Sunrise Blvd. Suite F Fax: 530-458-5000 Colusa, CA 95932 Email: email@example.com
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2020
Contact: Colusa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed Shipments Arriving in Colusa County The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seed shipments from China.” These shipments have been arriving at homeowner and business locations throughout the country, including here in Colusa County. The package contents typically list the contents as jewelry, toys, or a number code.
The CDFA is currently in communication with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine what the actions will be for these seed packages. In the meantime, CDFA is instructing residents not to open any unsolicited seed packets received. In addition, please DO NOT PLANT or dispose of the seeds. Instead, please immediately contact the Colusa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office if you come into possession of these unsolicited seeds, and we will arrange to pick up the seeds or you may drop them off at our office. Seeds that are legally sold to residents of California must go through proper channels in order to protect California’s multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. Colusa County is one of California’s significant seed producing locations. Seeds with unknown origin and those that have not been properly inspected, treated, or tested may have a significant impact on our local industry and ag based economy.
If you have received these seeds, please contact our office via the options below to arrange for delivery or pick up. If you have planted any seed
As of 3/15 all UC Cooperative Extension events that are scheduled through April 3rd will be postponed. This includes:
-3/17: Healthy Soils and Cover Crop Field Day
-3/34: Soil, Water, and Pest management Training for Field Workers in Spanish
-3/31: Workshop: Winter Nitrogen Management in Wheat
I will be rescheduling these events as I am able, or will provide access to the information to be presented through other means. In the meantime, I am available to discuss questions related to these projects. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if you would like more information.
Healthy Soils and Field Crop Meeting Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ~ 8:45am - Noon
8:45 am Coffee and Registration 8:55 am Welcome Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties Healthy Soils 9:00 am CDFA Healthy Soils Program Overview, 2020 Funding, and UC Technical Assistance Emily Lovell and Dana Brady, UCCE Climate Smart Agriculture Program Specialists Update on UCCE Healthy Soils Projects in the Region Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties Nitrogen Availability from Soil Organic Matter and Organic Amendments Daniel Geisseler, UCCE Nutrient Management Specialist Soil Health Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations Nicole Tautges, Chief Scientist, Russell Ranch Sustainable Ag Facility 10:20 am Break Pest Management 10:30 am Agronomic strategies to improve pest management in field crops Rachael Long, UCCE Farm Advisor, Yolo, Sacramento, Solano Counties Laws and Regs 11:00 am Regulatory Update: Top 10 Violations Scott Bowden, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County
Hemp 11:30 am Sutter County Hemp Update Nicolas Oliver, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sutter County UC Hemp Research Update Sarah Light, UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties 12:00 am Evaluation and Adjourn
Meeting Sponsored by: University of California Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties Co-Sponsored by: Sutter County Agricultural Department PCA and Private Applicator Credit—1.25 hours pending CCA Credit—3 hours pending Irrigated Lands Program Nitrogen Management Credit—1 hour pending
Our programs are open to all potential participants.&
UCCE will be providing a free, half day technical training in Spanish for field workers.
Topics will include: Integrated Pest Management, Avoiding pesticide resistance, Soil fertility and soil management and Plant, soil, and water dynamics. The focus of the training will be on agronomic crops, but everyone is welcome!
Any questions contact Sarah Light, Agronomy Advisor at email@example.com or (530) 822-7515.